DOOMDOOMA, May 8 - Four members of the Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) were suspended from the organisation for three months for their alleged involvement in various anti-party activities.
The Doomdooma branch committee of the students’ body called for an emergency meeting over the issue and suspended ATTSA Doomdooma branch president Bikram Tanti, vice-president Pranab Tanti, assistant secretary Ashok Tanti and Hansara-Samdang sub-branch secretary Rajesh Tanti from the organisation for three months.
In a press statement, ATTSA Doomdooma branch secretary Upendra Harpal stated that for this three months, the vice-president of the committee, Dev Tanti, would be the acting president of the branch.
According to reports, a section of student leaders of verious organisations of Tinsukia district have been collecting forcefully money from different traders and businessmen. On May 5, a few leaders of Doomdooma branch committee of the ATTSA allegedly demanded money from a truck carrying ginger from Arunachal Pradesh at Hansara Chariali along the NH-37. Later, the police picked up the four ATTSA leaders and detained them at Doomdooma police station for the night.
In another incident, the police picked up a group of six youths on May 6 from Doomdooma when they were allegedly demanding money from a truck loaded with smuggled timbers. However, the six youths were released later.
Centenary celebration: Dangari HS School, established in 1916 at Dangari in Tinsukia district, has completed its 100 years of existence. The school was set up a century ago as Dangari Minor School and gradually upgraded to high and higher secondary level. Presently, it is one of the oldest educational institutions of the State.
The yearlong centenary celebration, which begun last year, ended on Sunday. The three-day closing ceremony of the centenary celebration of the school was held from May 6 to 8.